I knit the hat on the left, while developing the hat on the right (pattern next week; I just need pictures). The first hat wasn’t what I wanted, so I frogged the crown and re-finished it as a cowl. Yes, you *can* frog brioche and get it back on the needles!
Side conversation: I’m working up a Brioche Doctor version of my Tink Drop Frog fixing mistakes class; I’ll let you know when that goes live.
Done. I love these leaves, and I had enough yarn leftover to knit one more cowl. I decided to play with the smaller leaf that I worked out for the blue hat. But! What if I made it a longer (wider) loop, too? That’s really my preferred cowl style, long and hanging down, not so much up around my neck. I’d need this yarn back to do that, though.
To the frog pond! You know that brioche is a two sided fabric, in separately worked layers. Did you know you can frog one color at a time, leaving the other color behind? This looks so cool, like a frilly petticoat peeking out under a skirt.
I have the new cowl about halfway done, which means it’s the traditional time where I start second and third guessing myself. Should I make the leaves even smaller? Do just I add this version on to the existing cowl pattern, or make a new pattern? I think the answer to that depends on how much extra work goes into it. Right now it’s just using the new smaller leaf from the hat, but if I make the leaves even smaller, it would be a ton of work to redo the chart and written instructions *again*, so it would want to be a separate pattern. Diminishing leaves, diminishing returns?
Really, I just need to finish knitting this so I can move on to a couple shawl ideas that are buzzing in my head. It’s time to get 2021 on the road!
When I’ve frogged brioche, I take one yarn in each hand and either gently or in an enraged manner pull them out both at once. Works fine, but without fail leaves me with yarns to untangle.
I had no idea of being able to work on one colour at a time, Michele !
More on that, puh-lease ! 🙂
Just start with one color, and keep pulling! Wind as you go. I alternate after several rounds, to keep the whole thing from collapsing into a tangle. When I’m ready to get it back on the needles, I pull both of them, in the same row/round, one stitch at a time, putting each stitch back on the needle as I go. Don’t forget the YOs!
Tsk ! – Michele ! As if I could forget the YOs !! Thanks for this !
I don’t think I can wrap my head around what you just did! I love the pattern and the blue and orange remind me of my beloved Mets!
Our beloved Mets, too! DH used to work for them back in the 80s and 90s.
If you ever have to rip brioche, just start frogging one color, and it will keep going, and going, and going…the other color will just sit there, patiently waiting its turn.
NO WAY!!! My husband as well!
What? When?! DH sold group sales and season tickets beginning in 1986, and began running the Diamond View Suites and adding inside the park advertising in 1989. We came back to PDX in 1995.
It was in the 80s some time. He was the accountant. I’ll have to ask him what the exact years were. Small world.
Robert worked for them from 1982-1984.
Although, my DH is loyal to the “other NY team”. Keeps things spicy!!